This is faintly ridiculous

Ah, video-calling. Between Skype and now Apple's FaceTime, it might finally be becoming an everyday reality for normal folks.

But for the full movie-time effect, what we really want is a big network of monitors each showing a different friend from around the world.

Now that's looking a bit closer. The new version of Skype, out this week, offers a frankly ridiculous 10-way group video-calling option. That's you and nine of your friends, all jammed onto your screen, comparing nasal hair or something.

It's in beta, and a bit buggy by all accounts. But it's available!

Now if only we had ten people in our Skype buddies list...

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